Laser tattoo removal is a noninvasive procedure that uses high powered laser light technology to penetrate deep into the skin and break down the pigment colors of trapped ink particles. Laser tattoo removal is considered the safest, most effective tool to remove unwanted tattoos.
• What Laser Do We Use For Tattoo Removal?
Our lasers feature extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses, which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. A picosecond is one-trillionth of a second and is 1,000 times shorter than the nanosecond pulses lasers currently utilize for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses are clinically proven to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser methods.
• Why Are Multiple Visits Required For Tattoo Removal?
Tattoo ink is deposited deep into the skin. In order to reach all of the ink, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. The depth, size, and color of the tattoo will also affect the number of treatments needed.
• Will My Tattoo Completely Disappear?
In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others. Consult with the experts at The Ink Eraser to ensure that your expectations will be met.
• What Does the Procedure Feel Like?
Laser tattoo removal is generally reported to have a similar feeling to first receiving your tattoo. Some patients compare our tattoo removal to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. Topical or local anesthetics are always available to minimize any discomfort. Post-tattoo removal care often requires a bandage to be worn for 7-10 days and the skin will be red and irritated, again, similar to the process that occurred when first getting the tattoo.
• Is There Any Downtime Associated With Tattoo Removal?
No downtime; patients can return to their daily routine directly after treatment.